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Northern Shoveler - (Anas clypeata) 

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Identification

  • Large duck
  • Both sexes have long, flat bills
  • Male green head with long, flat, dark bill
        
    white breast, brown on sides with white
         areas above and at tail end
  • Female mottled brown like female mallard,
         but has large flat bill
  • 19" (48 cm.)

Habitat

  • Wetlands, ponds

Additional Information

  • Migrant
  • Uncommon breeders in Wisconsin
  • More common in western North America
  • Mallard drakes have similar colors

Male Northern Shoveler in wetland

Pair of Northern Shovelers

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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